AskDefine | Define capita

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capita (See caput)

Noun

1 a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
2 the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window" [syn: head] [also: capita (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From the caput; head (plural capita.)

Noun

capita
  1. person
    We will calculate the average per-capita.

Italian

Verb

capita

Verb

capita
  1. Feminine singular of capito, past participle of capire
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